I got a text saying I had signed up for Jammit, costing me £ 4.50 even though I never subscribed

I got a text saying I had signed up for Jammit, costing me £ 4.50 even though I never subscribed

How ever you signed for a subscription?

That's the question Michael Pryke is asking for a gaming service called 'Jammit' was confirmed.

He never signed up to begin with.

Nor did he think that his phone provider would fail to stop the monthly texts.

Michael Pryke has received a number of texts that have charged his account £ 4.50 each time

Michael Pryke has received a number of texts that have charged his account £ 4.50 each time

Michael Pryke has received a number of texts that have charged his account £ 4.50 each time

The original message Michael, from Hampshire, received said: 'FreeMsg: Thank you for subscribing to Jammitup for £ 4.50 every week from Abacus Synergy until you text STOP to 83463'.

Michael says he never heard of the company. He was dubious about sending the number a message as he did not recognize it and what it could be a scam – so he ignored it.

However, soon after, he had his long-term provider, O2 and he had taken his charge.

Michael claims that O2 said there was nothing he could do about it, despite his insistence that he had not subscribed to anything like it before.

He said he was only refunded his money.

The phone company so claim to have a premium call bar on his account to prevent something similar happening again.

However, one month later, the same number of textures again.

Texts: These are the messages that were received by Michael

Texts: These are the messages that were received by Michael

Texts: These are the messages that were received by Michael

Following further threats to leave the company, Michael said O2 refunded the payment again plus promised to add the bar to block.

However, a representative from O2 said: 'We've been looking into this and that Mr Pryke was only charged once for this service, totaling £ 4.50.

'In order to subscribe to the service, Mr Pryke wants to have two sign-up pages.

'Receiving the messages and how to stop receiving the messages.'

The representative added: 'When he calls us to do the same, he gives us his money.'

'I can confirm that no other charges have been made for this service.

'As a gesture of goodwill, we applied a credit of £ 4.50 to his account.'

Michael, however, has found cases of the same thing happening to other people online and wants to know a third party.

He said: 'It's a theft. Why is this allowed? It's bonkers. '

Michael has called the incident a 'horror story' and is now waiting for the 12th of each month.

A search online confirms that the other claimants have been claiming to be 'Jammit', in other words they have never subscribed to the service to begin with.

Hundreds of those who have said they have made different phone calls.

They said they were spammed.

£ 4.50 but it does not give any more information about how it operates.

HOW TO STAY SAFE

Earlier this year, Truecaller and This is Money will help you keep safe when using your mobile phone.

1, Think twice: Always be cautious when receiving text messages from unknown numbers. Pay extra attention to if the country code is from abroad. However, caution is required even when text messages appear to be from known senders.

Fraudsters can make texts appear as if they have come from banks, even appearing in genuine text message threads. These can contain links to malware or include phone numbers of fraudsters.

2, Ask for verification: If you're getting a suspicious call or text message, always ask to get more details via e-mail.

You can also contact the official representative of the company to verify the information. It's better than sorry – do not be pressured on the telephone.

3, Keep up to date: Ensure you regularly update your apps and phone software as they have the latest security features. It may therefore be worthwhile installing anti-virus software onto your mobile phone.

Many people want to do this with their laptop.

4, Never share sensitive information: Your bank will never ask you to share information or passwords over the phone.

If in doubt, hang-up and ring the number on the back of your debit card from a different phone – fraudsters can stay on the line.

5th Do not suffer in silence: Speak out to spread awareness of scams. The more it's spoken about the more we can protect against fraudsters.

You should log in with Fraud UK – any trends that may make the mistake.

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